Local News

In Hawaiian Homelands suit, plaintiffs ask for special master

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 04:55
In the latest development, plaintiffs are asking the judge to appoint a special master to help speed the court's fact-finding and decision-making process, citing the growing number of deceased plaintiffs.

4-man team wins trans-Pacific race

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 04:55
Hot, thirsty, hungry and tired, a team of four sunburned men from the four corners of the world rowed into the Ala Wai Boat Harbor on Tuesday afternoon, ending an epic 43-day journey across the Pacific.

Abercrombie is 'like ohana,' Obama says in a radio spot

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 04:55
President Barack Obama has recorded a radio advertisement for Gov. Neil Aber­crombie's re-election campaign, describing the governor as a partner who made "gutsy decisions" to tackle a state budget crisis and invest in early childhood education.

Senate hopefuls disagree on PLDC, whale protection

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 04:55
We are two totally different people," said former Mayor, Councilwoman and state Sen. Lorraine Ino­uye. "I'm more of a people person. I prefer hearing people's concerns. … It's not what I want, but it's what the people in your district want."

Rivals tout cultural and community ties

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 04:55
The two candidates seeking Wai­pahu's state House District 38 seat have long ties to the community, a record of activism and legislative experience.

Hotel figures bust records for May

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 04:55
Stronger hotel room demand in May broke a yearlong occupancy slump, helping Hawaii's hoteliers hit three monthly performance records while achieving the nation's highest room rates.

Guard pleads guilty to spiriting meth into prison

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 04:55
Mark Damas entered his plea in federal court in Hono­lulu to charges involving meth distribution conspiracy and receiving bribes to smuggle contraband into the prison. He is facing a mandatory minimum sentence of five years in prison.

Blocked manhole overflows, spilling sewage

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 04:55
Water samples will again be taken at Palolo Stream, along the Ala Wai Canal and off Magic Island on Wednesday after more than 103,000 gallons of raw sewage poured out of a manhole in Palolo that someone intentionally plugged.

In Deedy trial, customer describes scuffle

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 04:55
Former Kane­ohe Marine Alexander Byrd was in the restaurant when U.S. State Department Special Agent Christopher Deedy fatally shot Kollin Elderts. He testified in Deedy's murder retrial Tuesday in state court.

Kokua Line: State still trying to reduce visibility of old lane stripes

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 04:55
When will the striping on the H-1 freeway between Kahala and First Avenue be clearly marked? Especially during the evening time, it is difficult to distinguish the lines for each lane as you're driving. I believe an accident will occur because of this.

Newswatch

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 04:55
Man arrested on attempted murder charge • County told it will lose space for DMV

911 Report

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 04:55
Woman, 42, charged in beating death • Man arrested upon release from hospital • Suspect charged with attempted murder

Obituaries

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 04:55
Nanay Laura Adorio Aguilar • Elizabeth Among • Clyde Marvin Araujo • Frank Arnise Jr. • Frances Apolei Bargamento; and more

City is urged to preserve Natatorium memorial

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 04:55
Those who want to restore the deteriorating Wai­kiki War Memorial Natatorium dominated a meeting Monday night designed to gather public input on what impacts the city must consider before it can proceed with an environmental study on the proposed demolition of the historic structure.

Isles rate medium for kids

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 04:55
The high cost of housing helped push down Hawaii's rank for child well-being in the annual KIDS COUNT report, while keiki in the islands fared better on health measures than their mainland counterparts.

Threat suspect in hospital after being shot by police

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 04:55
Hawaii island detectives are investigating a shooting in which a police officer wounded a man who allegedly drove an SUV toward police after a short vehicle chase in Hilo.

Veterans group will run ad backing Takai for Congress

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 04:55
VoteVets.org and its Vote Vets Action Fund will blitz the television airwaves in the next week or so with $100,000 in advertisements in support of 1st Congressional District candidate Mark Takai, the national political action committee is expected to announce Tuesday.

Abercrombie wins Caldwell’s backing

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 04:55
Mayor Kirk Caldwell on Monday endorsed Gov. Neil Abercrombie for re-election, stressing an improved relationship between Hono­lulu Hale and Washington Place.

Pilot with aerial ad company arrested for flying banners

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 04:55
The war over aerial banners in Oahu's skies escalated Monday afternoon with Hono­lulu police arresting the pilot of an Aerial Banners North airplane at Dillingham Air Field.

Sewer pipe repair clogging Kailua might take weeks

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 04:55
Kailua motorists might have to live with the traffic mess near the entrance to Kai­lua town for up to two more weeks as city officials continue repairs on a corroded 15-inch concrete sewer pipe, 20 feet underground, that created a sinkhole July 11.